Music as Rhetoric: George Frideric Handel's "Messiah" and the Obsession with a Christmas Classic
What is it about this masterpiece that continues to attract vast audiences - even to the point of obsession? And how did Handel use musical rhetoric to "speak" to his audiences? Come celebrate the season as we enjoy a Christmas Classic.
Time & Location
Nov 29, 2018, 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Roy's Restaurant (Limited Seating), 26831 S Bay Dr, Bonita Springs, FL 34134, USA
About The Event
Since its triumphant 1742 premiere, Handel's "Messiah" has remained a fixture of the Christmas season. The work is indeed transcendent, inspirational, and as one 18th-century critique wrote, "far surpassed anything of that nature anywhere!" What is it about this masterpiece that continues to attract vast audiences - even to the point of obsession? And how did Handel use musical rhetoric to "speak" to his audiences? Come celebrate the season as we enjoy a Christmas Classic.
A 3-course meal is included with your reservation. Reserve your seat online by using the link above. You can also reserve your seat by mailing a check ($49 per reserved seat) made out to Center for Public Musicology, c/o Tom Cimarusti, 389 Sweet Bay Lane, Naples, 34119. Please include event title on the check.
Classic ticket holders will enjoy a 3-course meal and a non-alcoholic beverage. Upgrade to VIP or Patron status for additional dining options.
In addition to your 3-course meal, VIPs enjoy upgraded menu options and a glass of house wine.
Patrons will enjoy upgraded menu option(s), a glass of house wine or cocktail, will be recognized as a patron of the CPM, and will be invited to the Patrons of the CPM annual reception.